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NC HANIA AGUILAR: Missing from Lumberton, NC - 5 Nov 2018 - Age 13 *Found Deceased**ARREST*

Discussion in 'Located/Resolved' started by SheWhoMustNotBeNamed, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. Dobrev

    Dobrev Former Member

    I'm glad to see they have leads they are following. Especially after coming here from the Jayme Closs thread and reading that they have nothing to go on despite thousands of tips.

    What a horrific time the holidays must be for these families.
  2. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Lumberton PD, FBI asks public to be on the lookout for Hania Aguilar's shoes

    The Lumberton Police Department and the FBI are asking the public to be on the lookout for a pair of shoes that belong to 13-year-old Hania Noelia Aguilar.

    Hania’s family recently purchased a new and very distinctive pair of sneakers for her. They are Adidas brand, white sneakers with black stripes, and colorful stitching on the back heel of the shoe.

    “Think through what you’ve seen since November 5th, have you seen a discarded pair of shoes, did someone try to sell you shoes, did they show up in a donation bin? We want to make sure we draw attention to the shoes because they are distinctive and the kidnapper could try and get rid of them for that reason,” said FBI Supervisory Senior Resident Agent Andy De la Rocha.



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  3. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    Body found in Robeson Co. while FBI was following leads in search for Hania Aguilar

    Updated 5 mins ago
    FBI Agents and Lumberton Police Department detectives found a body in Robeson County Tuesday afternoon while "following leads related to the search for 13-year-old Hania Aguilar," according to an FBI spokesperson.

    The body was found along Wire Grass Road.

    That's one of the roads where the FBI had previously asked the public for surveillance video to help piece together information about the teen's disappearance.

    "The body has not been positively identified, but investigators with the FBI, Lumberton PD, the SBI, and the Robeson County Sheriff's Office were following leads related to the search for 13-year-old Hania Aguilar when the discovery was made," FBI spokesperson Shelley Lynch said in a statement.

    On Monday, Nov. 5, the teen was forced into a stolen, green SUV while she was outside of her Lumberton home at Rosewood Mobile Home Park off East Elizabethtown Road.

    Witnesses said a man wearing all black and a yellow bandanna forced Hania into the vehicle before driving off.

    Days later, police located the SUV on Quincey Drive.

    A $30,000 reward has been offered for information that leads to the location of Hania or information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for kidnapping Hania.

    This is a developing story, check back for details.
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  4. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

    :sniffle: Whoever this is, may they Rest In Peace and may justice be served swiftly.
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  5. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

  6. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

  7. Dobrev

    Dobrev Former Member

    Oh no. Hania [​IMG]

    I hope they can get justice for Hania. That is the least that should happen now. How awful. That sweet girl should be getting ready for Christmas. Now her family are dealing with (potentially) her murder.

    Justice for Hania Aguilar [​IMG]
  8. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    An arrest has been made in the November 5, 2018 kidnapping of an area teen.
    According to sources, 34-year-old Michael Ray McLellan is the man responsible for the kidnapping of 13-year-old Hania Aguilar earlier this month.

    Aguilar, who was getting ready to leave for school, was waiting on her family outside of their home in the Rosewood Mobile Home Park when she was forced into the family’s SUV shortly before 7 a.m.


    A few days after she went missing, a witness came forward and told the FBI that they “saw a male subject dressed in all black and wearing a yellow bandanna force Hania into a relative’s vehicle that was parked in the driveway.”

    Michael Ray McLellan, who has been in the custody of Robeson County Sheriff’s Office since November 13, was previously accused of kidnapping a woman outside of her home off Pittman Street, in Fairmont community, in Robeson County, according to the Fairmont Police Chief, Jon Edwards.


    At the time of the unrelated incident, McLellan approached the woman wearing dark clothing with a mask on his face.

    Sources tell The North Carolina Beat, that, while McLellan was in custody on the unrelated charge, he was interviewed by law enforcement officers and admitted to kidnapping, raping, and dumping Aguilar’s body near a pond on Wiregrass Road where he lived.

    McLellan alleged confession is what sources say led police to the area around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, and upon their arrival, a body, believed to be that of 13-year-old Hania Aguilar, was discovered.

    The North Carolina Beat spoke with McLellan’s mother, Carrie McLellanTuesday night who confirmed that Michael lived with his father on Wiregrass Road in Lumberton, North Carolina.

    Carrie said Michael was taken from her and given to his father when he was only 13-years-old and ever since, lived on Wiregrass Road.

    Officials at Robeson County Sheriff’s Office said, McLellan, is in their custody under a $2 million bond on the charges of second-degree kidnapping and attempted armed robbery.

    Detention officers at Robeson County Jail were told that they were not allowed to release information about McLellan charges or his connections to 13-year-old Hania Aguilar.

    Officials have yet to release the identity of the body found Tuesday evening or a suspect in the case.


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  9. Dobrev

    Dobrev Former Member

    Ugh, this could not get anymore awful. I hoped that a sexual attack would not have happened to Hania, that would have been the best thing to have come out of this, but it seems the worst of the worst has happened.

    What a vile individual.

    Thoughts are with Hania's family at this dark time.
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  10. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    The worst thing that could have happened... happened. I feel so terrible for Hania's loved ones. :vigil:
  11. Dobrev

    Dobrev Former Member

    I wonder if he was known to the family. Doesn't sound like it.
  12. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    Here is a new twist.

    No arrest or confession in 13-year-old Hania Aguilar's kidnapping
    by Katie Caviness

    Wednesday, November 28th 2018

    Hania Aguilar (WTVD photo)

    One man's mugshot and a headline that reads "SOURCE: Man accused of kidnapping 13-year-old Hania Aguilar confesses, been in jail since Nov. 13" set off a social media firestorm Tuesday morning.

    THENCBEAT.com first reported the now-viral story. The article cites unnamed sources saying 34-year-old Michael Ray McLellan is the man responsible for the kidnapping of 13-year-old Hania Aguilar in early November.

    Authorities flatly denied that report.

    "No arrests have been made and certainly no confession," said Shelley Lynch Public Affairs Specialist for the FBI Charlotte Division.

    Lynch reiterated in an email that if this story were true, media outlets "would hear it" from Lynch.

    THENCBEAT.com is managed by Gerald Jackson, of Onslow County. Jackson was arrested in October and charged with cyber bullying. Jackson has two previous cyber stalking convictions.

    Jackson was also arrested back in April 2014. The Onslow County Sheriff's Office said Jackson made 20 bomb threats to Onslow County schools and businesses when he was a teenager.

    FBI agents and Lumberton Police Department detectives found a body in Robeson County on Tuesday afternoon while "following leads related to the search for 13-year-old Hania Aguilar." Lynch said the scene was secured Monday night and the FBI has eyes back out on the scene Tuesday morning.

  13. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Hopefully this will help clear up some of the early misinformation...

    FBI holding news conference after body found in Hania search

    A press conference will be held at 3:30 Wednesday afternoon to discuss developments in the case. You can watch it LIVE on WPDE.com, on your ABC 15 News app, or on the WPDE Facebook page.

    "Out of an abundance of caution, investigators have notified Hania's family, but again no confirmation has been made of the identify of the body found. Please continue to pray for Hania, her family, and each other as the investigation continues to find out who kidnapped Hania and hold them responsible," the FBI said Tuesday.

    As you can imagine this is a very difficult time for Hania's family as they wait to hear if the body we found today is their loved one... They ask for privacy and prayers.

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  14. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Weird that all that reporting was out there and it was incorrect! That doesn't happen often in crime cases.
  15. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    So much of it could be true but LE May have chosen not to reveal it. Hopefully we’ll find out soon.
  16. Dobrev

    Dobrev Former Member

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  18. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Maybe a news-person jumped the gun because of the kidnapping charges? But it seems a stretch to go from that to saying there was a confession and finding a body with no other proof, so I'm thinking he's probably still the guy. We'll probably find out more in 20 minutes or so.

    Man accused in Robeson Co. kidnapping appears in court

    A man accused in a gunpoint kidnapping in Robeson County made a court appearance Wednesday.

    A hearing took place Wednesday morning for 34-year-old Michael McLellan, who is charged with second-degree kidnapping and attempted armed robbery of a woman outside her home off of Pittman Street in the Fairmont community of Robeson County, according to court documents.

    Court records show the case was continued until March 19, 2019.

    Fairmont Police Chief Jon Edwards said back on October 15, McLellan approached a woman wearing dark clothing with a mask on his face, pointed a gun at the woman and tried to take her car and asked her for money.

    Edwards said McLellan left the scene without hurting the woman.

    An investigation led authorities to McLellan, who turned himself into authorities back on Nov. 13.

    McLellan remains in jail at the Robeson County Detention Center on $2.5 million bond.

  19. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

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  20. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Lumberton, N.C. — Law enforcement authorities said Wednesday that the body found yesterday in Robeson County was that of missing teen Hania Aguilar as investigators continued their search Wednesday.

    "Preliminary tests indicate that the body was Hania," said Lumberton Police Chief Michael McNeill. "But the final confirmation will be done by dental comparisons."

    Authorities have said the unidentified body was found Tuesday afternoon during the ongoing search for Hania, the 13-year-old girl who was snatched from outside her family's mobile home as she waited for other family members to come outside.

    Investigators have not publicly identified the body that was found off Wire Grass Road in Robeson County at about 4:45 p.m., less than 10 miles from the girl's home. Authorities notified Aguilar’s family about the discovery of the body.

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